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Women work at Herat wool plants against low wages

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Aug 09, 2017 - 18:53
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Women working in wool and cashmere factories in western Herat province complain about low wages and demand early solution to the issue. The women extract and clean wool and cashmere used in making carpets and clothes. Bibi Gul...
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Kabul huddle underlines women’s issues

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Aug 08, 2017 - 19:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a gathering in Kabul on Tuesday termed insecurity, old traditions and lack of financial resources as big challenges women faced in the country.
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‘Promote project’ girl internees discuss govt jobs

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Aug 01, 2017 - 01:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of female internees with USAID‘promote program’ held a gathering also participated by government officials in Kabul on Monday to identify and assess job opportunities for themselves.
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AWN seeks end to conspiracies against women leaders

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Jul 27, 2017 - 11:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): A women’s advocacy group on Thursday called on TV channels to respect media ethics and women’s sensitivities while reporting on their overall situation. “We once again urge all channels to respect the personal integrity of women...
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USIAD’s Rasana program focuses on female journalists

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Jul 26, 2017 - 19:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): USAID on Wednesday said its ‘Rasana program’ would support the Afghan independent media sector in providing reliable and balance information to citizens across the country. A USAID statement said the program would build on...
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Not a single high school for girls in Paktika province

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Jul 26, 2017 - 12:43
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Some women in southeastern Paktika province complain their daughters are deprived of higher education because not a single high school for girls exists in the province. Bakht Bibi, a resident of Sharan, the provincial capital, told...
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You represent a new Afghanistan: Ghani to robotics girls

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Jul 22, 2017 - 19:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appreciated the Afghan girl robotics team for winning the silver medal in a competition in the United States, saying they represented ‘a new image of Afghanistan to the world.’
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Khostis demand waiting places for women

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Jul 22, 2017 - 18:44
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Civil society activists and residents have asked the municipality and other officials to build proper waiting places for women in southeastern Khost province. Except in hospitals, there are facilities like waiting rooms for...
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Jawzjan women put on display handicrafts after training

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Jul 20, 2017 - 21:52
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Women, who underwent a 10-month training course, on Thursday showcased their handicrafts at an exhibition in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Thursday. The exhibition was organized by the Afghanistan...
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Ghani congratulates Afghan robotics team on success

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Jul 19, 2017 - 19:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Congratulating Afghan girl robotics team on achieving silver medal in Washington, President Ghani said on Wednesday the achievement showed Afghan girls, despite challenges, could be great models for their generations in the field of...
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Rula Ghani urges mothers to raise patriotic children

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Jun 13, 2017 - 20:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): First Lady Rula Ghani has urged the mothers to rear children while teaching them peace, tolerance and patriotism for the sake of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
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Bamyan women not interested in applying for NICs

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Jun 07, 2017 - 14:15
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Women from central Bamyan province have lost their interest in applying for national identity cards (NICs) -- locally known as tazkira -- due to the lack of awareness and the complex process they have to go through. Sughra...
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Nangarhar policewomen’s role hailed as impressive

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Jun 04, 2017 - 13:45
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Policewomen in eastern Nangarhar province are playing an important role in combating crime and terrorism, conducting joint operations with their male colleagues, an official acknowledged on Sunday. More than 50 policewomen,...
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USAID hosts women’s agriculture credit Shura

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May 24, 2017 - 17:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday hosted the first Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Kabul to raise women’s awareness in agricultural credit, a statement from the agency has said.
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Nangarhar: 40 violence against women’s cases in 2 months

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May 23, 2017 - 18:38
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Forty cases of violence against women have been registered in the past two months alone in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.
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CEO reaffirms government commitment to women empowerment

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May 18, 2017 - 14:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah has reiterated government commitment to women empowerment and said women role in peace and stability of the country was of immense importance. Appreciating the women’s participation in the...
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Indonesia ready to help Afghan women empower: Yembise

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May 16, 2017 - 18:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesia’s Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Prof. Dr. Yohana Susana Yembise on Tuesday said his country was ready to help empower the Afghan women through cooperation in different fields.
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Women’s role in peace process vital, says Ghani

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May 15, 2017 - 16:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said women could play a vital role in ensuring peace and a real peace would come when basic rights of Afghan men and women were protected.
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Taliban trial awaits me, claims Herat woman

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May 14, 2017 - 17:46
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A woman, who has sought refuge at a government-run shelter in western Herat province, says the Taliban will try her in their court if she leaves the facility, a charge the rebels reject. Fatima, 30, who has been at the ‘the...
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Women’s cultural activities 'zero’ in Khost

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May 14, 2017 - 15:32
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Female activists in southeastern Khost province say women’s participation in culture related activities are almost zero, blaming the situation on the provincial Women’s Affairs Department’s inattention and inefficiency. Women...
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